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New Move posted on Thursday, 10th November 2016
I am moving to a new post in October. I shall be Professor and Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. I will remain an Honorary Professor of Law at UCL and a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Westminster. I enjoyed my time at UCD as the McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business but this opportunity was too good to pass up.
Legal Ethics in Transnational Practice posted on Wednesday, 26th February 2014
I'm part of a debate at the Georgetown Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London at Swan House, 37-39 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6AA on March 5 at 4pm to 6pm. All welcome. Please RSVP to np396@law.georgetown.edu.
New Book: What Do Lawyers Do? posted on Sunday, 1st December 2013
My new book, "What Do Lawyers Do? An Ethnography of a Corporate Law Firm", has initially been launched on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in Kindle format. The hardback and paperback formats are also available.
New Travel Series starting soon posted on Tuesday, 17th September 2013
I shall be giving talks in Toronto, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and New York in the next couple of months--October and November.
LWOW ConPosium in Miami posted on Monday, 8th April 2013
The LWOW ConPosium is being held over 12-13 April at University of Miami School of Law. The competition among the teams is even more intense this year as we have 18 law and business schools participating.
Travel posted on Monday, 8th April 2013
I have been giving workshops on socio-legal methods and presenting papers in Australia at the beginning of the year: ANU, Flinders, Monash, Newcastle, UNSW.
Leverhulme Research Fellowship posted on Saturday, 21st April 2012
I have been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for two years to study the new legal services market in the global context.
Becoming a Cosmopolitan Lawyer posted on Saturday, 21st April 2012
I have a new article, with Peter Lederer, coming out in May in Fordham Law Review, "Becoming a Cosmopolitan Lawyer".
Regulating the Legal Profession in Ireland posted on Wednesday, 16th November 2011
I am talking at a conference in Dublin on Ireland's new legal services bill on 25 November 2011. More information from UCD Law School here.
The Lawyer Great Debate: Direct Access to the Bar posted on Wednesday, 16th November 2011
I am chairing and discussing at the The Lawyer's debate on how clients are using lawyers' services on 8 November 2011. Highlights from The Lawyer here.
Fordham Globalization of the Legal Profession Symposium posted on Monday, 14th November 2011
Peter Lederer and I presented our paper on "Becoming a Global Lawyer" at Fordham in New York in October 2011.
Paper on Consequences of Clementi posted on Monday, 14th November 2011
I presented a paper on the LSA 2007 changes at the "Lawyers as Conservators" symposium at Michigan State University in September 2011
Report on Legal Education for Legal Services Board posted on Friday, 24th June 2011
I have just completed a draft of my report, "Legal Education in the Global Context", for the LSB. I presented it at a Legal Education Seminar on Tuesday 21 June. The final draft will be out soon.
Culture and Risk Management posted on Wednesday, 30th March 2011
Talking at Managing Partners' Forum Risk Leaders' Group on May 13 at breakfast meeting (8am). Focus on role of culture and how it amplifies our risk profiles. www.mpfglobal.com.
Law Without Walls--LWOW posted on Wednesday, 30th March 2011
Final ConPosium in Miami for Law Without Walls project. University of Miami School of Law. 8 & 9 April.
WebLaw Forum 1.0 posted on Wednesday, 30th March 2011
Plenary speech in Bern, Switzerland, on the new global legal world order. March 21
Law Without Walls posted on Thursday, 27th January 2011
Law Without Walls (LWOW)had its kick-off in London on January 15. This is a new transnational legal education venture coordinated by the University of Miami School of Law.
Talks in New York posted on Thursday, 27th January 2011
I gave 3 talks in New York on the changes in the UK legal profession and their global impact--at the New York Bar Association, Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools--in November 2010.
New Paper on Ethics in Transnationa Lawyering Uploaded posted on Tuesday, 17th August 2010
This book chapter is available under the "In Progress" button on the left or at SSRN
Straight There, No Detours: Direct Access to Barristers posted on Wednesday, 7th July 2010
This article has just been published by the International Journal of the Legal Profession. You can download it now from publications at left.
New Paper "From Ethics to Regulation" posted on Tuesday, 20th April 2010
I have put a new paper on the website under the "In Progress" button on the left, and it's also available on SSRN.com.
Workshop on Ethics in Practice posted on Tuesday, 20th April 2010
I am attending a workshop, "Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context" in Buffalo, NY, at the end of April. My contribution will be on transnational lawyering. But it looks as if I've been "volcanoed" so I may not be going...
Transformation of Access to Law and Justice in UK posted on Tuesday, 15th December 2009
A new paper for a conference in Portugal on access to justice in the UK on legal aid's 60th birthday. Available under the "In Progress" button on the left. Or at SSRN.com

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  1. New Move on 10th November 2016
    I am moving to a new post in October. I shall be Professor and Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. I will remain an Honorary Professor of Law at UCL and a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Westminster. I enjoyed my time at UCD as the McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business but this opportunity was too good to pass up.
  2. Legal Ethics in Transnational Practice on 26th February 2014
    I'm part of a debate at the Georgetown Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London at Swan House, 37-39 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6AA on March 5 at 4pm to 6pm. All welcome. Please RSVP to np396@law.georgetown.edu.
  3. New Book: What Do Lawyers Do? on 1st December 2013
    My new book, "What Do Lawyers Do? An Ethnography of a Corporate Law Firm", has initially been launched on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in Kindle format. The hardback and paperback formats are also available.

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